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Old 08-09-2016, 07:04 PM   #1
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How many square feet of wall do you think a average guy can cut and roll in a hour?

I have always guessed that a guy could apply a gallon of paint per hour so roughly 400-500 sq. ft per hour, but this is only a guess. I never have the time to time my guys to really figure it out. I am curious to see what you think or allow.
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For us
150 feet in furnished bedroom/office
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350 in empty, regular height big room commercial.
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I like 200 as a good average to go by. There are always variables that will make a production rate go up or down.
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Is this for one coat, 2 coats or prime and 2 coats?
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Is this for one coat, 2 coats or prime and 2 coats?
One coat
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How many square feet of wall do you think a average guy can cut and roll in a hour?

I have always guessed that a guy could apply a gallon of paint per hour so roughly 400-500 sq. ft per hour, but this is only a guess. I never have the time to time my guys to really figure it out. I am curious to see what you think or allow.
What is the job supposed to look like when done?

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Let's not forget deep colors with a smooth ceiling , lots of openings like Windows , doors will also slow down production. As will the time of day. Most humans get tried as the day goes on the better production comes midday . Also travel will effect production rates a long ride and sitting in traffic doesn't put a fire under anyone's a##. Let us not forget setup, covering , moving, cleanup. Etc etc.
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On a good day lucky if I can get 1 sqft covered let alone a whole room.
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Let's not forget deep colors with a smooth ceiling , lots of openings like Windows , doors will also slow down production. As will the time of day. Most humans get tried as the day goes on the better production comes midday . Also travel will effect production rates a long ride and sitting in traffic doesn't put a fire under anyone's a##. Let us not forget setup, covering , moving, cleanup. Etc etc.
I agree. All these are factors and many more.
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You have to factor in all the variables from day start to day finish. Just straight cut and roll, might be 400/sq ft per hour, but half the day is laying drops, masking, patch, sand, clean-up. I use 200.
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160sf 1st Coat / 188sf 2nd ct and then variables added.

These are for repaints btw
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